Crisci Associates, July 25, 2016 Issue #630
* PA Passes, New Taxes Aug. 1, Democrats Invade Philadelphia, Kane Khronicles & A Coup

Politics was front and center this week, even though the House and Senate finished their work on the budget and left town. 

* Total Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Rise 3.6 Percent During FY 2015-16

The $3.23 billion of gross revenue generated during the FY 2015-2016 state fiscal year which ended on June 30th from the combined play of slot machines and table games was 3.6 percent above the revenue during the previous fiscal year, according to figures released Monday by the Gaming Control Board.   Click Here for a more complete summary.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state this week on political topics of interest.

* Session Scheduled/Governor's Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Op-Ed: Harrisburg Has A Spending Problem, Not A Revenue Problem

By Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York)

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PUC: Emergency Order Allows Uber To Use Older Vehicles In The Philadelphia Area

The Public Utility Commission Thursday approved an Emergency Order allowing Uber’s Pennsylvania subsidiary to temporarily operate vehicles in its transportation network service that would be older than allowed by PUC regulations.

* Gov. Wolf: Advanced Cyber Analytics Saving Over $600K, Strengthening Security

Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich Friday announced the implementation of advanced cyber analytics for the Commonwealth’s IT systems resulted in over $600,000 in efficiency gains in the previous fiscal year while also keeping Pennsylvania at the forefront of cybersecurity.  

* PA Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In June To 5.6%, Up 1% Since January

The Department of Labor & Industry Friday reported Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from May to 5.6 percent. Pennsylvania's rate remained above that of the United States, which was up two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.9 percent.

* PA Bulletin: Philadelphia Parking Authority Taxicab, Limousine 2017 Fee Schedule

The Philadelphia Parking Authority published notice in the July 23 PA Bulletin of its 2017 fee schedule for taxicabs and limousines.

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